Jul 27, 2015

Exciting news!!! THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD hit the USA TODAY Bestsellers List!!!!

I’m completely over the moon about it! I found out when I was in NYC at the RWA conference. I was in one of the glass elevators when I read a Tweet of congratulations. At the time, I was surrounded by about 8 strangers, and none of them conference goers, but even so, all I wanted to do was jump up and down and cheer.  I’m sure they would have understood, right? 😉

Anyway, I couldn’t be happier about the wonderful news. More than that, I received dozens of congratulations and warm wishes from my fellow writers, proving that romance authors are the best people on the entire planet. <3

Onto more news…

The Tasty Book Tour for THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD continues today. Author Christine Warner graciously interviewed me. It was a lot of fun answering her clever questions. I’ve included a few below:

Describe yourself in 3 sentences?

Nearly normal writer of romance. Excels at drinking copious amounts of tea. Enjoys using dark sense of humor to torture family.

Love it Vivienne~ lol  If we opened your refrigerator, what would we find?

Tea and milk. Everyone else has to fend for themselves.

I like how you think 🙂 What’s your favorite food to cook?

I love to bake scones and come up with my own recipes.

I’m a huge advocate for experimenting in the kitchen, too. I love making up recipes. What’s under your bed?

Fluffy carpet—the boogeyman likes a soft, clutter-free place to sleep.

I love choosing my character names. How did you go about choosing your hero and heroine’s names?

For THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD, I’d given Lucan his name in the first book he appeared, Winning Miss Wakefield (Wallflower Weddings Series, book 2). I wanted a character that was dark and charming, and I thought “Lucan” fit that description perfectly. The heroine I had in mind was slightly prickly on the surface, but passionate and driven on the inside. “Frances Thorne” seemed to fit.

Great name choices! What’s the first sentence in your book?

Lucan Montwood wanted to get drunk.

Now the last sentence.

“Would you care to wager on that?”

Describe your hero through your heroine’s eyes…

For the rest of the interview, visit Christine’s Words and enter the giveaway for a digital bundle that includes the first two books of The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series.

“… a perfect ending to the series.”

Jul 20, 2015

Melody May, from her “What I’m Reading” review blog, said that THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD is “…a perfect ending to the series.” <3

Her in-depth review is lovely, and definitely brightens a day when I’m weary from traveling.

I left home this morning and am en route to the RWA National Conference in NYC. Tonight, I’m staying in Altoona, Pa. It’s a wonderful town and the hotel is clean and quiet (always a plus).

Tomorrow morning brings the last leg of the journey.

For any of you who might be traveling to the conference (or anywhere), I’m sending you all the best wishes for a safe and enjoyable journey.

For Melody’s full review, click here.

Have a wonderful week,


NYC bound!

Jul 19, 2015

I’m packing for New York today. I’m so excited and not the least bit nervous… *ahem.* OK, so maybe this introvert is a tad nervous.

The good news is that, among authors, I’ll be in excellent company at the RWA conference. Not only that, but romance authors and readers are the kindest, all-around most awesome people on the planet. <3

Another bonus, there is a Starbucks in the hotel. Yes! You might see me there a time or two.


Release Day review for The Maddening Lord Montwood!

Jul 14, 2015

This morning I woke up to find a heart-melting review for The Maddening Lord Montwood. I have to say, it is the perfect way to start any morning, and an even better way to celebrate a book-birthday. 🙂

“If you love a feel-good historical with a great build, loads of heat and a Rake with a heart of gold, then THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD needs to be added to your TBR pile.” ~Cris Araujo, Cris Conquers Reviews

Check out the full review here:

Wishing you all a perfect day!


Release Day Giveaway!!!

Jul 13, 2015

THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD comes out Tuesday! I’m so excited about this book that I’ve decided to have a HUGE GIVEAWAY on my Facebook page. Entering is simple, just click on the GIVEAWAY tab and choose an option. This contest will run from Monday, 7/13, to midnight Wednesday, 7/15

Good luck, happy reading, and thanks for celebrating with me!



Heroes and Heartbreakers Review of The Maddening Lord Montwood

Jul 10, 2015

“…I wished it was just a tad bit longer in the end. Because I didn’t want it to end.” ~Tanya Kaanta, Heroes and Heartbreakers

I am completely overjoyed about this review of The Maddening Lord Montwood from Tanya at Heroes and Heartbreakers! The review is thorough, heartfelt, and all-around amazing. I’m feeling incredibly blessed. <3

To read the full review, please click on this link:

Wishing you a warm, sunny weekend, and happy reading,





My neighbor thinks I’m stalking him

Jul 10, 2015

Yup. My neighbor thinks I’m stalking him. He was in line behind me in the grocery store today. I said “Hi.” He just looked at me. When his car passed me in the parking lot a moment later and he furrowed his brow in confusion, I decided to wave. Then, when I turned into our neighborhood and he was there again, I lifted my fingertips from the steering wheel in another wave. His eyes grew wide in what can only be described as pure terror.

Ok, so maybe I’m not the most social person, but he has been my neighbor for 16 years, our boys went to school together, and he did ask me about DH’s mower a couple of months ago. So, I thought it would be rude to continue with our “I have no recollection of your existence on the planet” relationship.

Yet now, I am officially that crazy waving woman who knows where you live.


1st Review for The Maddening Lord Montwood!

Jul 9, 2015

The Reading Wench posted a wonderful review of The Maddening Lord Montwood. It’s the first review of this book that I’ve seen and it made me so happy that my eyes leaked. 🙂

Here is a snippet:

“Vivienne writes a suspenseful story that has beautiful moments of tenderness, laughter, a hot love scene that will make you squirm in your chair and a beautiful love story.  I really loved this book and I think Vivienne is well on her way to being one of those writers that her books will become keepers that you will read over and over again.” ~ Jacquie Tobin, The Reading Wench <3

For the full, happy-tear-inducing review, visit The Reading Wench blog.

Warm wishes and happy reading!


The Dark and Charming Rake, Lucan Montwood

Jun 29, 2015

The Maddening Lord Montwood is almost here! I’m so excited about this book!

Lucan Montwood has been with me since I first wrote the second book of The Wallflower Wedding Series. (excerpt from Winning Miss Wakefield):

Since her task was to flirt and convince everyone she was a confident woman instead of a kicked puppy, she was determined to make a convincing go of it. She needed all the practice she could get before William arrived.

Merribeth took her first lesson from Daniela and reached up to brush a speck of lint from Montwood’s shoulder. Then she took a lesson from Bane and held Montwood’s gaze, imagining she possessed an intimate secret about him.

Unfortunately, the only thought she could muster was the memory of what it was like to run her fingers through Bane’s coal black hair.

Montwood’s notes went sharp. “My apologies, Miss Wakefield,” he said and then cleared his throat and resumed playing. “I was distracted by the . . . er . . . color of your eyes.”

Pleased, she smiled but then hastily covered the gap with her fingertips. “Blue eyes are hardly remarkable. More than half the guests in attendance have blue eyes.”

His grin altered from a generic friendliness she’d seen him use with everyone to something more playful. This time when he met her gaze, he looked as if . . . as if he knew an intimate secret about her. “None like yours.”

Feeling decidedly restricted, she let out a breath. This was how the game was played, she told herself. Yet she was unprepared to be successful, even if it was all for show.

She tried to figure out her next course of action. A compliment might offer a distraction until she could study Daniela again or even Lady Cordelia. “Your skill with the piano is quite adept. I imagine that having long fingers assists you.”

Montwood gave her a wink and added an extra trill of the keys. “In many ways, Miss Wakefield.” 


Lucan’s darkly charming personality turned many heads. Not only that, but Bane plotted his murder.  At first, I never imagined that Lucan would have his own book. However, when Delaney, in the third book of The Wallflower Wedding Series, needed a desperate but penniless husband, Lucan was there to step in once more. (excerpt from Finding Miss McFarland):

She imagined that Montwood preferred clandestine meetings. Perhaps that would all change once they were married. Surely a sizable fortune would bring a charming, shadow-dweller like Montwood into the light.

No sooner had the horses stilled than the carriage door opened.

Montwood’s dark head appeared, a dashing smile at the ready. “Miss McFarland, you are ever punctual.” The comment proved how little they knew each other. Then, without invitation, he stepped inside and sat across from her.

Before he could pull the door closed, Buckley appeared outside. Beneath a halo of pale curls, he frowned and cast a somewhat murderous look toward Montwood. “Miss?”

Had he a gleaming sword and armor breastplate, Buckley could not have looked more like a knight determined to rescue her from ne’er-do-wells. “Everything is as it should be, Mr. Simms,” she said fondly, fighting the urge to ruffle those curls.

He gave a curt nod, still casting daggers at Montwood and grudgingly closed the carriage door.

Across from her, Montwood pulled a frown as well. “He’s quite fierce, isn’t he? Though not much by way of a deterrent.”

Puzzled more than alarmed, she asked, “What do you mean?”

“Only that if I chose to run off with you right now, there would be no one to stop me.”


Lucan was so mysterious that I simply HAD to write his book. I needed to discover how he could be so wicked one moment and then noble the next. Putting a story like his together was intense. From the beginning I knew (like many of you did) that there was a darker side to him. Discovering the cause as well as the truth of his character, however, ended up surprising me, but in a good way. 🙂

I fell irrevocably in love with him, and I hope you do, too.

THE MADDENING LORD MONTWOOD is the final book in The Rakes of Fallow Hall Series. In case you still need to pre-order your copy, here is a selection of pre-order links:



HarperCollins/Avon Romance


Wishing you a spectacular week and happy reading,


A Great Deal on BookBub!

Jun 27, 2015

THE_DEVILISH_MR_DANVERS_COVER.27122801_stdThe Devilish Mr. Danvers

by Vivienne Lorret

Hedley Sinclair has inherited Greyson Park, and she’s determined to keep it out of the hands of roguish Rafe Danvers. But if Rafe’s scheme to seduce Hedley succeeds, he’ll claim more than just her inheritance… From a USA Today bestselling author!
Available through July 6th

Publisher Description

In a high-stakes wager, The Rakes of Fallow Hall vowed never to marry. Fate, however, will play the final hand in the newest book from USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret.

For the first time in her life, Hedley Sinclair holds the keys to her own future. She’s inherited the crumbling


Release Date: April 21st, 2015